waiting child highlight: older children

July 30, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocacy; older child adoption, advocating, Children Who Wait, Lifeline 0 Comments

Please take a moment to view the older waiting children with Lifeline that are highlighted below. Lifeline has many children waiting to find their forever families. If you would like additional information or have questions regarding any of these children or a child you see on the website here, please contact Annie Hamlin for more information.

Hanne

Hanne – female, 8 years old, special focus (new hope journey), delayed psychomotor development (cerebral palsy). According to her file, this sweet child was abandoned at 6 years old and when found, was weak and unable to walk or talk. Precious Hanne did however, like to be held on the nannie’s laps. She is now said to be receiving therapy at the orphanage rehab center and is cooperating well with the therapists. Hanne is stated to be a smart girl who “follows teaching and practices well” and is making good progress. Hanne is said to be an out-going and cheerful child who loves music, toys, games, and reading books. She is stated to love to talk, but without clear enunciation. She can manage some simple daily words to communicate with nannies and she gets along well with the other little children. She is good with her hands and she can fold paper airplanes, pick up small pieces of paper and various toys. Hanne usually sits in her wheelchair or special chair to do activities because it is difficult for her to straighten her legs.

Please read this from her file: She is kind and spreads joy to others. She likes to greet strangers when she sees them and under the care of her nannies she is happy every day. Update from 6.3.14: She can hold her bottle and drink water, she can walk with assistance, she knows some familiar fruits, other things, her teacher and other young kids. She does not have any medicine. Please watch her sweet videos on Wonderful Waiting Kids HERE.

Please keep in mind that several families may be reviewing this child’s file at one time. At any given time, this child’s file can go on hold or be taken back to the Shared List by the CCCWA. Please contact your Lifeline social worker or Annie Hamlin for more information.

Josiah

Josiah – male, 8 years old, special focus (new hope journey), congenital cataract (both eyes blind) and HGB low. This adorable little boy was found with a “plastic bag beside him with a bottle, half sack of “yashili” grape sugar, 1.5 sacks of milk powder, Johnson floral water and shampoo, prickly-heat powder, an allover cloth hat, a silver pendant with DOB on it inside the bag. There were also 16 pieces of clothes and a wind coat in another bag.” This sweet boy was more than likely well-loved and I pray he will be able to find his forever family and know that love again. Josiah is said to be introverted. His file is outdated but it states that at 2 years old, he likes to be held and played with. He is said to be active and clever and likes to smile. His post on Wonderful Waiting Kids is HERE.

Please keep in mind that several families may be reviewing this child’s file at one time. At any given time, this child’s file can go on hold or be taken back to the Shared List by the CCCWA. Please contact your Lifeline social worker or Annie Hamlin for more information.

Ruthie

Ruthie – female, 7 years old, special focus (new hope journey), postoperative congenital cleft lip and palate; bilateral alveolar cleft. This precious child is described as polite, quiet, and fairly shy; however, in more familiar environments, she is fairly “active and restless”. Ruthie is also said to get along well with other children and really likes chocolate. A girl after my own heart! According to her file, following her surgery, “her physical state is stable, she developed well in language and cognition” and her “growth development index is close to that of normal peers”. In September of 2012, she joined the “senior class in kindergarten”.

From Ruthie’s file: Due to postoperative congenital cleft lip and palate, she can’t speak clearly; but she can express herself and can talk to adults well. Ruthie is a quiet and smart little girl. We believe that she would make great progress by her efforts in future. The link to her post on Wonderful Waiting Kids is HERE. Videos posted.

Please keep in mind that several families may be reviewing this child’s file at one time. At any given time, this child’s file can go on hold or be taken back to the Shared List by the CCCWA. Please contact your Lifeline social worker or Annie Hamlin for more information.

Harriet

Harriet – female, 10 years old, special focus, postoperative cleft lip and palate. Sweet Harriet is said to be bright, understanding, and “not obstinate” with “good life skills”. This precious child is stated to like sports, is energetic, and “adapts well to new things”. There are wonderful videos of Harriet included in her post on Wonderful Waiting Kids HERE.

Please keep in mind that several families may be reviewing this child’s file at one time. At any given time, this child’s file can go on hold or be taken back to the Shared List by the CCCWA. Please contact your Lifeline social worker or Annie Hamlin for more information.

rosie

Rosie – female, 7 years old, special focus, deaf/unable to speak, postoperative congenital megacolon and completely precious. This little one’s video will make your day! When Rosie was 4 years old, she was diagnosed with abdominal distension, which was finally repaired. Her file clearly shows a child who was not doing well before her surgery. However, after the surgery, her file changes to describe a child who is no longer in pain and happy, adjusting well to her new foster family, eating and developing better! She is said to be extroverted, kind, polite and sensible with “active thinking.” Just watch her precious video! She will steal your heart and make you smile! PW is rosie1. Her post is linked HERE.

Please keep in mind that several families may be reviewing this child’s file at one time. At any given time, this child’s file can go on hold or be taken back to the Shared List by the CCCWA. Please contact your Lifeline social worker or Annie Hamlin for more information.

Hans

Hans – male, 3 years old, special focus, Down syndrome. Our China facilitator met this little one and felt like he was doing really well and functioning on a very high level. Hans’ file states that from the nineteenth to the twenty second month, he could distinguish acquaintances and strangers and would not respond to strangers. From the twenty second to the twenty sixth months, Hans was said to be able to he walk easily. He is also said to like to play with his foster sisters, can draw lines, cooperate with his foster mother to dress up and when having a bath in the bath tub, he likes to splash in the water. He is stated to be a lovely and energetic boy. Please read what our team wrote about him when they met him in May of this year: High functioning child with Down syndrome. Very curious personality. Can speak relatively well. Not fully potty trained, can alert caregiver when needed. Very healthy, never sick. Eats very well. He is really cute and has good personality. Favorite toy is said to be karaoke, loves to sing. He also have some stomach problems with spicy food. Strong willed but overall very sweet.

From another team member: “He is the sweetest little boy! He is extremely smart! He has a very extensive vocabulary, and he is potty trained. At three years old, he does not seem to have many delays at all. He is currently in a foster home, and it seems that his foster mom treats him as a child with no special needs. He is extremely high functioning for a child with Down syndrome. He likes to talk, but he is shy around those he does not know… this little guy stole my heart!”

Hans is posted at this link HERE on Wonderful Waiting Kids.

Please keep in mind that several families may be reviewing this child’s file at one time. At any given time, this child’s file can go on hold or be taken back to the Shared List by the CCCWA. Please contact your Lifeline social worker or Annie Hamlin for more information.

Zachary

Zachary – male, 6 years old, special focus, postoperative repair of congenital bilateral complete cleft lip and palate. This sweet child’s file states that, “He is make us happy, his expression and motion make fun, as he appear always make us laugh.” In 2011, he was said to have slow language development but was in Kindergarten, learning to play games and teaching the nannies and other kiddos upon returning. The link to his post on Wonderful Waiting Kids is HERE. Videos posted.

Please keep in mind that several families may be reviewing this child’s file at one time. At any given time, this child’s file can go on hold or be taken back to the Shared List by the CCCWA. Please contact your Lifeline social worker or Annie Hamlin for more information.

Olivia

Olivia – female, 7 years old, special focus, possible delays. This sweet child is said to be gentle and polite, greeting people well and appears to have made good progress from her first few years in the orphanage. Her file states: “Her self-esteem is strong. Once somebody wanted to adopt a child and asked about her, I said slow reaction and some problem on her brain. She listened and depressed very much. When I saw this and regretted. We took her to do the CT test: no problem.” The link to her post on Wonderful Waiting Kids is HERE. Video posted. Her video is SO much cuter than her pic.

Please keep in mind that several families may be reviewing this child’s file at one time. At any given time, this child’s file can go on hold or be taken back to the Shared List by the CCCWA. Please contact your Lifeline social worker or Annie Hamlin for more information.

Liza

Liza – female, 10 years old, special focus, listed as both healthy and as having cerebral palsy. Please read from her original file done in 2004: “Liza is stated to have normal physical development. At the age of 2 months her motor development was said to be good. She had begun to laugh, her cry was loud and at the age of 3 months, she would respond to her name. Liza’s file states that she is very beautiful and lovely, with a ruby complexion and eyes that are big and bright. She was said to seldom cry and to like being close to people. Her file states that she is active and extroverted, especially liking being teased by other kids.” From her updated video, it appears that this precious one may indeed have cerebral palsy and will need a very special family to love and care for her. Please watch her sweet videos HERE and please let me know if your heart is moved for this beautiful child.

Please keep in mind that several families may be reviewing this child’s file at one time. At any given time, this child’s file can go on hold or be taken back to the Shared List by the CCCWA. Please contact your Lifeline social worker or Annie Hamlin for more information.



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